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ArcGIS Online without basemap

I am trying to create a Web App, using the ArcGIS Online feature of downloading the javascript code, with the map id being used for connecting to the ArcGIS Online. I was able to do that successfully ...
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Reset local memory in ArcMap 10

I often am unable to delete files due to a lock or need to reset the data frame coordinate system. Very often starting a new session of Arc will allow certain geoprocessing or data management tasks ...
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Removing sliver polygons, ArcGIS 10

I unioned 2 layers into 1 layer, and it created sliver polygons. I used the elimination tool to merge them with neighboring polygons. As as result, it merges all sliver polygons to only one polygon ...
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arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer in-memory layer still exists when subsequent step fails during testing

When I used arcgisscripting to create in-memory output layer with gp.makefeaturelayer, I would put it in a try/except block and delete the gp object in the except piece when the makefeaturelayer would ...
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How to save a layer file with a relative path

In VBA, how do you save a layer file (.lyr) with a relative path? I have some code that loads a shapefile into ArcMap but I am unsure of how I go about using this shapefile to then save a layer file ...
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Is there a performance hit from using a Feature Dataset?

I vaguely remember being taught not to use a Feature Dataset to make things "look neat" in the database, and that the Feature Dataset should only be used when there was some sort of spatial ...
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matplotlib does not work in ArcGIS 10 and Eclipse (Python)

I have installed matplotlib (v. 1.0.1) which works with iPython quite good. But if I insert the same script in ArcGIS 10 or Eclipse 3.7.0 (with PyDev) I get always errors. As I consider to use ...
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Can a “Join” be detected programmatically?

I have some Python code that is launched from within an ArcMap project. Any joins that the user may have created in the project must be removed in order for my code to run. Unfortunately, the code ...
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(New at Python Scripting) Creating a Loop so i can replace text in page layout in multiple mxds instead of one mxd at a time

I found some code on a website that will perform a search and replace on page layout text elements. Currently you can only do it one MXD at a time. I was hoping to change the code so I can do a search ...
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What's new (and useful) in ArcGIS

I've just got access to ArcGIS 10 through my university, and it seems to be far nicer than ArcGIS 9.3. I'm trying to find out what exactly has changed, but the ESRI pages on 'What's new in ArcGIS' ...
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ArcGIS Server 10 on Ubuntu or CentOS?

I know Solaris is on the way out with 10.1 I also know that v10 is only supported on 32bit flavours of RedHat & SUSE. What I do want to know, has anyone had any luck installing it on either ...
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How to insert a quotation mark through the Field Calculator of attribute table of a Shapefile?

I have a shapefile of polylines with information of diameter. But the problem is that i didn't enter the inch sign(") with the values of diameter. What would be the solution that qutation mark would ...
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Interpolation of Values in ArcGIS

I wanted to interpolate the trend values (trend of sunshine hour calculated over 20 years) throughout the study area from the available station points. My confusion is in the selection of ...
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Is it possible to run the address locator in ArcGIS via Python?

I have a question regarding the address locator in ArcGIS. It is possible to create an address locator by using Python, but is it also possible to run an address locator via Python? This means, is ...
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Data security for GIS Data (Esri shape files,Auto-cad files)

This is regarding security for GIS Data (in Esri & open source) (Esri shape files,Auto-cad files etc.) Does anyone know how to assign a password to or encrypt shapefiles OR CAD Data? I have ...
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Exporting to KML

I'm attempting to export a series of points that cover the continental U.S. as well as some of it's territories to KML. When I export to KML and open it in Google Earth, the data loads in, what seems ...
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Why is Layer missing from Export to PDF?

I am using the arcpy module to loop through a number of map features (community areas), zoom to them, title the map with the name of the community area, and export to pdf. The trouble is that while ...
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How To Calculate Height of Point B?

I have a survey point data which has coordinates X,Y, Height, Angle(Dip),Azimuth, and Depth(Distance). for Example, point A: Easting: 290694 Northing: 715927 Elevation: 1060 Angle: 65° ...
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Delete layer from ArcMap using Python

Problem: I'm trying to loop through all my layers looking for layer named "CADAnnotation". If the layer exists then remove the layer from the mxd Notes: Running from Stand-Alone script (ie. NOT ...
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Move .SHP from .MXD to gdb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to move SHP to gdb with ArcView license? Let's cut it short, I have numerous mxd with layer coming from .SHP and various servers WMS that I need to move to a gdb. ...
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ArcGIS Spatial Join Options Missing

The ArcGIS SpatialJoin online help page has a long list of match_options when joining data spatially, including HAVE_THEIR_CENTER_IN. However running the arcpy.SpatialJoin_analysis tool in Python ...
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Multiple ring buffer with attributes

Building on ArcGIS: inside buffer with attributes?, I'd like to be able to create multiple ring buffers, while retaining (and possibly dissolving on) attribute values. How can this be done?
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How to efficiently project datasets of varying coordinate systems into one coordinate system?

I am working on streamlining data processing at my organization. Currently we are using various large-scale Models that we will gradually bring into Python. The gist of our data processing is as ...
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For Loop - Map Algebra (ArcGIS) using Python

ORIGINAL QUESTION Im relatively new to python and these fourms but Im am having trouble utilizing for-loops for spatial analyses within ArcGIS. It does not appear to recognize the variable, ...
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ArcGIS Geocode Single Address Python

How can I geocode a single address in python using arcgis 9.3? I found http://webhelp.esri.com/arcgiSDEsktop/9.3/index.cfm?TopicName=Geocode_Addresses_%28Geocoding%29 - but this does a whole table, ...
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How do you navigate the ArcObjects OMDS?

How does everyone get round navigating the different OMD's I can work with single interfaces no problem, but when i have to use multiple interfaces I struggle to get my head round go through different ...
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Modelbuilder - If precondition is false, continue iterating next input

I've built a model in modelbuilder but cannot find an answer to this problem. Please help if you can. Firstly I have an 'iterate feature class' tool drawing inputs out of a folder and then selecting ...
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Arcgis: How to find polygons within a polygon?

I am new to GIS and ArcGIS. I have a problem I need to solve: I have a set of polygons, some of which enclose other polygons. They are lake polygons, and within lake polygons, are smaller island ...
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Edit SDE table with ArcObjects

The link below provides a code snippet for editing an SDE table with ArcObjects. Are there any other or newer code examples out there of how to edit a SDE table by using ArcObjects? Edit SDE ...
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Is it possible to reverse the trend/values of a raster?

For example - if I have a raster DEM covering a stream with higher elevations in the west (up river) and lower elevations in the east (down river) is it possible to reverse this trend so that the east ...
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How can I compare two point shapefiles that contain lat/longs and compute distance?

Greetings everyone, I have 2 sets of point shapefiles in ArcGIS (group A and B), each set has around 1000 entries that contain lat/long. What I want to do is compare Group A against Group B and figure ...
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Defining the appropriate Projected Coordinate System

I am a beginner at ArcGIS and have a technical question. I need to assign a projected coordinate system to my boundary/polygon data in order to calculate square miles. There are many to choose from. ...
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Processing time using ArcGIS Hydrology toolbox tools in standalone Python script vs. ArcCatalog

My question is: what might cause the ArcGIS 9.3 Hydrology Toolbox Snap Pour Point and Watershed tools to run significantly slower in a Python script versus manually running the tools in ArcCatalog ...
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Arcgis server not showing map service

I have a map service enabled in my server and have kml and wms as well as mapping and feature access capabilities turned on. I can view the wms in qgis, I can veiw the kml in google earth. However ...
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Plot files in ArcGIS

I wondered if you could share some of your experience with plot files in ArcGIS. I've been trying to make these, as I have a good expeirence with them from autoCAD (every drawing is exported to a PLT ...
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Problems merging DEMs or other raster datasets? Clipping Raster dataset to vector line?

I have two DEMs that I am going create a hillshade from, and ultimately want one hillshade clipped to a county boundary. I am running into a couple problems, though. When I try to merge the two ...
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Grid registration issue converting from GeoTIFF to ARC ASCII Grid

I've got a 3 arc second digital terrain model represented as a 32-bit GeoTIFF that looks like this: $ gdal_info gom03_v1_0.tif Driver: GTiff/GeoTIFF Files: gom03_v1_0.tif Size is 10200, 7800 ...
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Majority filter (minimum mapping unit) in ArcGIS with larger window size

I want to run the majority filter in ArcGIS with a window size of 4 or 5 i.e. greater than the default 3. Is it possible? Or some other command (or tool) which might help me achieve that? thanks!
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How to validate Personal Geodatabase against XML schema?

Is their any tool in arcgis model builder which can validate a personal geodatabase and a XML schema to give out an report saying if the gdb is validated or not ...
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Displaying information on a map using an InfoWindow

I am wanting to display information in an InfoWindow when the user clicks on a point on the map. I have implemented the InfoWindow in XAML, but I do not understand the code behind it. Any information ...
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How to zoom to feature when clicking on drop-down list box item with ArcGIS JS API?

I am developing a web application with ArcGIS JS Api that is similar to this smart campus: UCSB Interactive Campus Map. Here, in the Building drop down list box, you can select a building, and the ...
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How to count features in polygon using ArcGIS JS API?

I have published in my ArcGIS Server two layers: A polygon one and a point feature one. Points are contained in polygons. I would like to know how to count the number of points belonging/contained to ...
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ArcGIS Field Calculator Python numbering rows of fishnet

I have a grid of 100*100 cells. I want to add to each cell a number representing the row it is in (like in excel). I added a field and want try to solve that with field calculator: The code is ...
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Create an optimized point layer derived from a road layer so that the driving distance between each point is x

Consider a classic state-wide or country-wide roadway network. I want to create a point layer, where each point is on the roadway network. This point layer will have each point separated by its ...
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List Elements or Datasets of a given Layer

I am sorry of this might sound like a noob question but I cannot find any answer from google. I used arcpy to do batch processing of Network Analyst - Make Service Area layer of thousand of stores. ...
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MapFish Printing Capabilities: WFS?

we are evaluating whether MapFish Printing module fit our needs or not.. From a 2010 presentation http://2010.foss4g.org/presentations/3234.pdf, it says MapFish printing has following readers: Web ...
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Model builder question regarding iterations (newbe : ( … )

Ultimate goal is to pull data from a Feature Class, group out the different types of Lease Status (field), run a dissolve and sum calculation on each new layer/FC then merge all new layers/FC's ...
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How to use ET GeoWizard tools or Xtools Pro in ModelBuilder or Python to automate processing?

Is it possible to use ET GeoWizard or XTools Pro tools in automation of mapping in either in ModelBuilder or Python?
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How to get all features in current extent

I like to add text information to each feature in the shown map extent in my MapControl/PageLayoutControl. Adding the text is not a problem, but I couldn't find a way on how to get the features. Is ...
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Force the decimals to use the comma in Field Calcuator ArcGIS 9.3.1

Can I add the comma "," to force the decimals to remove from the attribue and replace with the number? For example, I have an Acres field column that says 506320.0750 and I want to replace the decimal ...